Information relating to the appointment of the current Chief Social Worker for Children and Families

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Dear Department for Education,

Please provide the following information relating to the recruitment, selection and appointment of the current (at date of this request) Chief Social Worker for Children and Families (CSW):

- Copies of the person specification and job description (or equivalent documents) for the role of CSW;

- Name(s) and designation(s) of those involved in drafting the person specification and job description (or equivalent documents) for the role of CSW;

- Copy of the schedule of questions used in interviewing shortlisted candidates for the role of CSW;

- Name(s) and designation(s) of those involved in drafting the schedule of questions used in interviewing shortlisted candidates for the role of CSW;

- Names and designations of all members of the panel which interviewed shortlisted candidates for the role of CSW;

- Copies of all correspondence, internal and external, electronic or physical, relating to the appointment of the CSW.

Yours faithfully,

Leigh Allan

MINISTERS, Department for Education

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Dear Department for Education,

Please provide the information about the appointment of the current Chief Social Worker for Children and Families which I requested on 2nd September 2019.

Yours faithfully,

Leigh Allan

MINISTERS, Department for Education

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SANATIAN, Soraya, Department for Education

Dear Leigh,

Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 2 September 2019. I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We are very sorry that we have missed the deadline in responding to your request for information and we will endeavour to respond to you as soon as possible.

Kind regards,
Soraya Sanatian

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Dear Leigh

 

Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 2
September 2019. I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

The information I have provided includes a number of redactions to which
we are applying section 40(2) (personal data). Personal data is that which
relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data, or
from that data and other information which is likely to be in, or to come
into, the possession of the requestor.  Disclosure of this information
would contravene a number of the data protection principles in the General
Data Protection Regulations/Data Protection Act 2018, and would be
regarded as ‘unfair’.  By that, we mean the likely expectations of the
data subject that his or her information would not be disclosed to others
and the effect which disclosure would have on the data subject.  Section
40(2) is an absolute exemption and is not subject to the public interest
test.

 

Moreover, the information supplied to you continues to be protected by
copyright. You are free to use it for your own purposes, including for
private study and non-commercial research, and for any other purpose
authorised by an exception in current copyright law. Documents (except
photographs) can be also used in the UK without requiring permission for
the purposes of news reporting. Any other re-use, for example commercial
publication, would require the permission of the copyright holder.

 

You requested:

 

 1. Copies of the person specification and job description (or equivalent
documents) for the role of CSW;

 

Please find attached a copy of the person specification and job
description.

 

 2. Name(s) and designation(s) of those involved in drafting the person
specification and job description (or equivalent documents) for the
role of CSW;

 

The names and designations of those involved in drafting the person
specification and job description for the role of the Chief Social Worker
included:

 

o Graham Archer, Deputy Director, Department for Education
o Paul Kissack, Director, Department for Education
o Tom Jeffrey, Director General, Department for Education

 

 3. Copy of the schedule of questions used in interviewing shortlisted
candidates for the role of CSW;

 

Please find attached a copy of the questions used in interviewing
shortlisted candidates.

 

 4. Name(s) and designation(s) of those involved in drafting the schedule
of questions used in interviewing shortlisted candidates for the role
of CSW;

 

Due to data protection regulations, we are unable to provide you with the
names of those involved in drafting the suggested shortlist of questions
for the Chief Social Worker role.

 

 5. Names and designations of all members of the panel which interviewed
shortlisted candidates for the role of CSW;

 

The Panel members who interviewed shortlisted candidates were:

 

o Christine Farnish, Civil Service Commission (Chair of the Panel)
o Jon Rouse, Director General, Department for Health
o Tom Jeffrey, Director General, Department for Education
o Sir Martin Narey, Ministerial Adviser for Department for Education
o Andrew Christie, Triborough Director of Children Services

 

 6. Copies of all correspondence, internal and external, electronic or
physical, relating to the appointment of the CSW.

 

Please find attached copies of all correspondence internal and external,
electronic or physical, relating to the appointment of the Chief Social
Worker.

 

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

 

If you are unhappy with the way your request has been handled, you should
make a complaint to the Department by writing to me within two calendar
months of the date of this letter.  Your complaint will be considered by
an independent review panel, which were not involved in the original
consideration of your request. 

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint to the
Department, you may then contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.

 

Kind regards,

Soraya Sanatian

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